Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 873   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
English: Big Bad’s big bro......
Barley Wine brewed with water, malt (pilsner and cara-munich), candy sugar, hops (nugget, cascade and centennial) and yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2007
Bottle. Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, fruity, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, sugar, dark fruits / berry ala plum, alcohol. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. I find it to young and simple now - I think it needs some years in the cellar to mature. (181107)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2007
37.5 cL bottle, THANKS TO MYRUP despite the fact that the brewers twinbrother said we should wait sometime before rating it - Myrup insisted that we should go ahead ;-)

Pours amber/brown with a lasting slight off-white head. Quite fruity hoppy aroma with a solid maltbase beneath. Strong caramel maltiness with a strong hoppy note. Has a distinct sweetness to it. Ends warming and slight burning mix of cane sugar, strong hops flavour and alcohol. Although the alcohol is fairly well hidden for an abv of 12%. This brew has all the elements to become extremely wellbalanced and smooth in a couple of years time.

Once again: THANKS TO MYRUP.

Now off to Ølbutikken to grab all the bottles I can for my beercellar...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2007
[Another century celebrated with a Mikkeller beer - this time 9400] An amber beer with a fast disappearing off-white head. The aroma is sweet mlaty combined with notes of alcohol, fruit, and syrup. The flavor is sweet malty combined with notes of alcohol and caramel. The alcohol note is very powerful and leaves a burn in the throat. I find it a bit too simple now - I think it needs a year or two or three to mature. I drank it side by side with a two year old Big Bad BW, which was clearly superior.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26157) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy orange brown coloured with an off white ehad. Sweet aroma of malts, caramel, hops and pine needles with notes of dried fruits and caramel. Flavour of dried fruits, caramel, hops and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25453) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2007
Bottled. Deep ambery ruby colour with small beige head. Aroma is dark dry fruits, caramel and really much both fruity and flowery hops. Some mild alcohol is also showing, but not in a disturbing way. Flavour is spices, fruits and quite a lot of hops. Sticky palate. Still wellbalanced, and hides the alcohol really well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2007
(Bottle 37,5 cl) Courtesy of Myrup. Clear, amber golden with a dense, off-white head leaving some lacework. Fat aroma of caramel and peaches. Very solid body, loads of caramel and fruity hops. The hops leave a very solid dose of bitterness in the finish where also the alcohol really shows. Good as it is but will probably improve for several years to come. Now we’re waiting for the "Worst" version... 051007

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (23711) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2008
Bottled at Bishop’s Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm. Deep hazy ruby, small head. Intense aroma of toffee, black currant and citrus. Very sweet with dense full body. salty and packed with flavour. Dextrose and candy sugar gives chemical sweetness. Bold and extrovert with massive amounts of everything, but more muscles than finesse. A bit rough around the edges.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2008
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy caramel falvor with some hint sof grapefruit. Long warming dry malty caramel finish with a long hoppy bitter aftertaste. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
28th March 2008
Deep rich Barleywine. Porty barley notes, offset by good hoppyness. Dry and lighlty bitter finish. Nice straight barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2008
Bottle at the Kulminator ... With a random American i met... Cheers Alex... Deep brown ... huge barley wine nose ... rich complex flavour with loads of vanilla... bit too sweet and syrupy... should age well.

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